Serbia training, new gym planned for UP Maroons

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film UP president Danny Concepcion believes the Fighting Maroons will win the UAAP title “during my term.”“We’re already planning to build a new practice gym that will replace the small practice gym you’re using,” Concepcion said in Filipino. “The new gym won’t be hot like an oven. It’s air conditioned so you won’t feel cold when you play at MOA and Araneta Coliseum.”“This facility will have a dugout, shower rooms, meeting rooms and good lighting so that you won’t get dazzled when you play at MOA. The floors will be leveled so the bounce of the ball will be just right,” he added, smiling. “We are finalizing the plan for this new gym.”Perasol said the all-out support is a shot in the arm to the team’s morale heading into the UAAP Season 81 where the Fighting Maroons will be early Final Four favorites.“More than the financial is the belief. This is a big boost to the team’s morale.”ADVERTISEMENT “We’re looking at Serbia right now. We’re looking probably last two weeks of July. We’re finalizing it,” Perasol told reporters in a press conference where the Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation, Inc. sealed a deal with 3M Philippines to sponsor the men’s basketball team.“Our US trip had a glitch because Bright was denied from probably because he’s African so we encountered a problem and I don’t want to go there without him because it will be useless without him.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThere has been an outpour of support for the men’s basketball team from the school’s alumni.Apart from the overseas trip, UP president Danilo Concepcion also revealed that a new basketball gym will soon rise to replace the old, oven-hot and dusty court. 76ers president denies blasting Embiid, others via Twitter burner account Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations UP coach Bo Perasol during the signing ceremony between Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation and 3M Philippines Tuesday. Photo by Mark GiongcoUniversity of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol bared the team is already finalizing its trip to Serbia for training camp as part of the Fighting Maroons’ buildup for the UAAP.Perasol said the team had initially planned to go to the US but it hit a snag after Nigerian import Bright Akhuetie’s visa application was denied.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more


first_imgTWO of the county’s best-known GAA clubs have pulled out of weekend games in a row over county stars.Glenswilly and Naomh Conaill clubs have told the county’s Competitions Controls Committee they will not fulfill their All-County League fixtures against Dungloe and Malin respectively.The clubs say it is unfair for them to play matches without county stars who are on a weekend away at the Redcastle Hotel in Inishowen this weekend ahead of the massive clash against Dublin the following weekend. Glenswilly co-manager Gary McDaid said his team didn’t want a game, but believed they should have been paired with a side which was also missing county players.“We are not going to play Dungloe,” he said.“We will play any team which also has county players but it’s not fair to put teams with county players missing against teams who are at full strength.”Naomh Conaill agree. The club’s executive committee ruled the side – which has six players away with the county this weekend – will not play Malin. A spokesman said they had requested a game and were initially paired with St Eunan’s but the club objected because they have already played the Letterkenny side twice recently.The CCC insist the games are scheduled to go ahead. Sources say they may take disciplinary action of Glenswilly and Naomh Conaill go ahead with their match boycott.Meanwhile Donegal captain Michael Murphy has returned to training and is hopeful he will be fit for the Dublin game.Other players are recovering well from injuries including Kevin Rafferty, Leo McLoone and Rory Kavanagh.“We are definitely happy with where we are at,” said manager Jim McGuinness. Believe!GAA CLUBS REFUSE TO FIELD TEAMS IN COUNTY PLAYERS STORM was last modified: August 19th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more